The Thomas Poole Library - Nether Stowey
The Thomas Poole Library - Nether Stowey

Castle Street
Nether Stowey, TA5 1LN


Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-1:00 pm Thur 3:30 – 6:30 pm Fri 2:00-5:00 pm Sat, 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Tue, Sun Closed

Phone number
01278 741732

Thomas Poole
Nether  Stowey

Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey

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The Thomas Poole Library

At the heart of Nether Stowey is a great community asset, The Thomas Poole Library, where you can meet friends, have a chat, choose a book, learn new skills, research your ancestry, and even apply for jobs! And all for FREE!

Books for all ages from babies upwards, DVDs (small charge), free Wi-Fi and computers, local information about the Quantock Hills and walks, clubs and activities, handcrafted gifts for sale made by Somerset artists, coffee and magazines – you can find all these and more at Nether Stowey’s Library. So do come and visit and see what we have to offer.

The Library is totally volunteer-led. If you would like to become a volunteer in the Library, see our Join Us section on this website.

Learn more about the charity which runs it by looking at the Support Us section, where you can find information about supporting us with an annual subscription.

Whats On

We have a full calendar of events and many clubs and groups


Our library is a vibrant place with lots going on. Why not check out our news or join our newsletter?

Join Us

You may wish to join the Public Library service and/or support us by becoming a member of the Charity which runs the library or become a Volunteer

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. You may want to ask us a question or book an event, or say something else. Our wonderful team are always willing to help.

Children Love the Library


We’ve created a colourful, friendly children’s corner where they’ll feel at home straight away. Here they can enjoy:


  • Quality books and DVDs for all ages, from toddlers to young adults
  • Storytime for pre-schoolers on Monday mornings
  • Fun in the holidays – themed activities and a tent to play in
  • The Reading Challenge. This nation-wide once-a-year project challenges children to read six or more books in the summer holidays – if they succeed, they’ll get a certificate! Along with the challenge, we run special fun activities in the library.

So much for adults too.

Our welcoming volunteers are happy to help you find the right book for you – there’s plenty of choice on our shelves.

  • A comprehensive stock of fiction, classic fiction and crime fiction
  • Plenty of non-fiction, including local interest and local history
  • Large-print books, both fiction and non-fiction
  • DVDs and talking books
  • You can order any book from the vast stock held in the LibrariesWest catalogue (there is a small charge for this)
  • You can download e-books free from the LibrariesWest website using your library card and PIN


Free Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi access is free for library members. Browse the internet, do some research, search for jobs, or chat with your friends on social media.


  • You can use your own device or use one of our new HP Windows 10 computers
  • We offer a printing service for a small charge
  • Free access to, 1 billion UK family history records


We host regular activities at the library – ask our volunteers for details:

  • Knit and Natter
  • Mahjong
  • Play-Reading Group
  • Book Group
  • Second-hand book sales
  • Talks and presentations

Maybe you belong to a group that would like a place to meet? Ask our volunteers about this too.

Members Book Reviews

We read many books from the library here you will find a selection that we have loved. We have a book review group as well that you might want to join.

Hinkley Point Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund.


We thank the HPC (CIM) Fund with whose financial support we have been able to extend our range of services to benefit the whole community, new families in the area, local heritage and environment.

Support Us

Become a member of  The Thomas Poole Charity.

Get Involved

Volunteer! it’s so enjoyable – and you will be helping your community.